(+264) 83 339 4477
Published on: 9 October 2018

Hearing loss and Cancer Treatment

Physicians are well aware of the many side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. However, only in recent years has research addressed the risk of hearing loss and related conditions (e.g. tinnitus) as reported by numerous post-cancer treatment patients. These studies have revealed a strong link between hearing loss and cancer treatments, especially among certain chemotherapy medications. It is important for both physician and patient to understand the risk of ototoxicity when treating cancer, and its long-term implications, which may include permanent hearing loss.

Related & Most Viewed